Modernization from the Other Shore: American Intellectuals and the Romance of Russian Development

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From the late nineteenth century to the eve of World War II, America's experts on Russia watched as Russia and the Soviet Union embarked on a course of rapid industrialization. Captivated by the idea of modernization, diplomats, journalists, and scholars across the political spectrum rationalized the enormous human cost of this path to progress. In a fascinating examination of this crucial era, David Engerman underscores the key role economic development played in America's understanding of Russia and explores its profound ...

Modernization from the Other Shore: American Intellectuals and the Romance of Russian Development 2004, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674011519

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